The numbers of players are for the basic game. Variants usually exist for other numbers of players, and the more common ones will be described along with the basic rules for most games. Most single-deck card games will get boring with more than 6 players or so even if the rules permit more.
For 4 players. Relation of /Bridge and /Whist, with a screwy suit system and using two half packs of cards (or one specially designed pack). Teams of (usually) two, which are (usually) decided by the deal and (usually) discovered in play.
I believe Sally knows this game, and was presumably taught by someone. They may even have been a Wikizen?. If someone sees this who knows someone appropriate, try to get them to fill the rules in, won't you?
Emperor is our official explaining the rules person -- Senji.
Often compared to MorningtonCrescent, which is a little unfair. It has a habit of taking over cliques for a while. Presently seeing a lot of play amoungst the social arm of the AssassinsGuild. Any number of players.
Anyone know the rules for the variant where the players share some of the cards? IIRC, some of the cards are dealt face up on the table, with a round of bidding between each deal. It's the only one I can think of that is a lot of fun if you are not after a gambling game. - MoonShadow
There are several. The most famous is probably Five-card Texas Hold'em, mainly because it's the game played on Channel 4's inspired Late Night Poker. In this game the players are dealt two cards, there are two blinds and then a round of betting. If there are still players after this round three cards (the 'flop') are dealt face-up. There is another round of betting. The another card is dealt face-up (Can't remember the name of that one). Another round of betting. Finally a fifth face-up card, the 'river' card, another round of betting, and then (provided there are still at least two players in the game) the players reveal their hands. Each player builds the best hand they can from their cards and the five on the table, and the stronger wins as normal.
Aka Pontoon, Twentyone, and probably other things also. Seems to be a gambling game most of the time it's played. Try to score closer to 21 than the other player, without going over, where A=1 or 11, and J,Q,K=10.
; /Cribbage can be played as a gambling game, even though as noted above it belongs more in the strategy section. CategoryGames